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2018-07-11 02:28:32 AM  
Devils
 
2018-07-11 02:52:10 AM  
Ibn Gahiba.
 
2018-07-11 02:53:58 AM  
Don't worry, I'm sure the Free Market can sort this out without any pesky government intervention.
 
2018-07-11 03:02:29 AM  
Trust Sneed's for all your feed and seed needs.

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2018-07-11 03:03:53 AM  
Testimony: "When I first spoke with ICE officers, they told us, 'Why did you come from your country?', 'Don't you know that we hate you people?', 'We don't want you in our country.'
 
2018-07-11 03:08:10 AM  
there are times when the english language lacks the appropriate intensity modifiers needed to properly express the levels of rage I'm feeling.
 
2018-07-11 03:09:27 AM  

Lambskincoat: Testimony: "When I first spoke with ICE officers, they told us, 'Why did you come from your country?', 'Don't you know that we hate you people?', 'We don't want you in our country.'


ICE is selling crop seeds?
 
2018-07-11 03:11:50 AM  
The tests revealed the black farmers had not been given the quality "certified" Stine seeds for which they had paid.

that company is going to spend every last dime of the money they took from those farmers to fight them in court...and when its all done and over with and they lose....there wont' be anything left.  this plus Donny's trade war(s) is going to gut the farmers who got caught up in this bullshiat.  they're probably going to lose everything, and nobody will give a f*cking damn about it because hey - black people are 'lazy' right?

i'm in an overly cynical and bitter mood tonight.  probably best to ignore me.  its just that shiat like this infuriates me.  the trumpers love to crow about how pro business they are, then you see things like this happen and you just KNOW the trumpers will defend the corporation and not the farmers.
 
2018-07-11 03:15:31 AM  

Weaver95: there are times when the english language lacks the appropriate intensity modifiers needed to properly express the levels of rage I'm feeling.


English is one of, if the most, sophisticated languages to use multiple variations of anything to describe anything. You're limited if you can't find the synonyms. Antonyms. Or verbiage need to express yourself.
 
2018-07-11 03:15:41 AM  
its difficult enough to run a farm these days.  then to lose your land from a double punch of Donny starting a bunch of trade wars AND getting f*cked over by a seed company while a bunch of gotdamn racist f*cktards giggle about how 'them people can't run anything see like what we done told ya'....

just really rubs me raw, ya know....?  this is how you get a civil war.  pulling crap like this, screwing over people just because you don't like their skin color, and with Trump packing the fed court system with blatantly over the top racist white judges...what then?  if people cannot trust their government or court to be at least a somewhat neutral force for order, then how will differences be resolved without resorting to violence?
 
2018-07-11 03:16:21 AM  

SiriusClown: Weaver95: there are times when the english language lacks the appropriate intensity modifiers needed to properly express the levels of rage I'm feeling.

English is one of, if the most, sophisticated languages to use multiple variations of anything to describe anything. You're limited if you can't find the synonyms. Antonyms. Or verbiage need to express yourself.


think about what I said...it'll come to you, i'm sure.
 
2018-07-11 03:18:32 AM  

SiriusClown: Weaver95: there are times when the english language lacks the appropriate intensity modifiers needed to properly express the levels of rage I'm feeling.

English is one of, if the most, sophisticated languages to use multiple variations of anything to describe anything. You're limited if you can't find the synonyms. Antonyms. Or verbiage need to express yourself.


Hate to quote myself... but Fffffffffarkkkkk! seems to help. You and I should oartner up to use ever bit of every languages to describe outrage at this.
 
2018-07-11 03:19:10 AM  
"The sons and daughters, the heirs of black farmers want to farm, just like the sons and daughters of white farmers."

Yeah, I remember those lazy summer days, kicking back on the tailgate with my buddies and a couple of longnecks, dreaming about how we wanted to stay in Central Bumfark for the rest of our lives growing soybeans.
 
2018-07-11 03:21:20 AM  

Weaver95: SiriusClown: Weaver95: there are times when the english language lacks the appropriate intensity modifiers needed to properly express the levels of rage I'm feeling.

English is one of, if the most, sophisticated languages to use multiple variations of anything to describe anything. You're limited if you can't find the synonyms. Antonyms. Or verbiage need to express yourself.

think about what I said...it'll come to you, i'm sure.


We need to burn this mutherfarkers down.

By the way, I was trying to be snarky. Now I just want to be nihilisticic. Let's burb this farking thing down Pookie!?
 
2018-07-11 03:22:19 AM  
This is the true aim of Trump's trade war as far as farmers are concerned. It's ok... the farmers that supported Trump are going to end up landless and broke, but they'll be *ahem* patriots.
 
2018-07-11 03:25:36 AM  

Weaver95: SiriusClown: Weaver95: there are times when the english language lacks the appropriate intensity modifiers needed to properly express the levels of rage I'm feeling.

English is one of, if the most, sophisticated languages to use multiple variations of anything to describe anything. You're limited if you can't find the synonyms. Antonyms. Or verbiage need to express yourself.

think about what I said...it'll come to you, i'm sure.


Based on this. My language in English will never cover how farked up beyond all recognition this stupid shiat has become.

But people will lie and tell me that race means nothing. Those will be trolls and they'll be here soon. What the farking fark?
 
2018-07-11 03:31:21 AM  
At the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show show in March of 2017, African-American farmers believe that Stine Seed Company purposefully sold them fake seeds.

I think I see the problem.  Maybe next time don't buy bulk seeds from a Gin Show.
 
2018-07-11 03:32:35 AM  

SiriusClown: Weaver95: there are times when the english language lacks the appropriate intensity modifiers needed to properly express the levels of rage I'm feeling.

English is one of, if the most, sophisticated languages to use multiple variations of anything to describe anything. You're limited if you can't find the synonyms. Antonyms. Or verbiage need to express yourself.


While that may be true, Weaver is describing what I feel sometimes. Essentially the word hasn't been invented or cast into a form suitable to convey such emotion.
 
2018-07-11 03:39:26 AM  

zang: "The sons and daughters, the heirs of black farmers want to farm, just like the sons and daughters of white farmers."

Yeah, I remember those lazy summer days, kicking back on the tailgate with my buddies and a couple of longnecks, dreaming about how we wanted to stay in Central Bumfark for the rest of our lives growing soybeans.


The Future Farmers of America (now simply the National FFA Organization) exists for a reason.
 
2018-07-11 03:42:45 AM  

Weaver95: The tests revealed the black farmers had not been given the quality "certified" Stine seeds for which they had paid.

that company is going to spend every last dime of the money they took from those farmers to fight them in court...and when its all done and over with and they lose....there wont' be anything left.  this plus Donny's trade war(s) is going to gut the farmers who got caught up in this bullshiat.  they're probably going to lose everything, and nobody will give a f*cking damn about it because hey - black people are 'lazy' right?

i'm in an overly cynical and bitter mood tonight.  probably best to ignore me.  its just that shiat like this infuriates me.  the trumpers love to crow about how pro business they are, then you see things like this happen and you just KNOW the trumpers will defend the corporation and not the farmers.


They bought the seed from a distributor not Stine seed. Why would anyone risk damaging the reputation of a multi-billion dollar business for 90k. The lawsuit has no merit, they should be suing the asshat that ripped them off.
 
2018-07-11 03:45:53 AM  

zang: "The sons and daughters, the heirs of black farmers want to farm, just like the sons and daughters of white farmers."

Yeah, I remember those lazy summer days, kicking back on the tailgate with my buddies and a couple of longnecks, dreaming about how we wanted to stay in Central Bumfark for the rest of our lives growing soybeans.


My buddies and I used to dream of all sharing a "3 bedroom walk thru" (aka a bedroom, living room and sleep in kitchen) for 4k mo in the city as we toiled in a cube casket forever but we all bought farms instead.
 
2018-07-11 03:54:36 AM  

Stibium: While that may be true, Weaver is describing what I feel sometimes. Essentially the word hasn't been invented or cast into a form suitable to convey such emotion.


Bishflacrancy
 
2018-07-11 03:55:26 AM  

Runningwithscience: Weaver95: The tests revealed the black farmers had not been given the quality "certified" Stine seeds for which they had paid.

that company is going to spend every last dime of the money they took from those farmers to fight them in court...and when its all done and over with and they lose....there wont' be anything left.  this plus Donny's trade war(s) is going to gut the farmers who got caught up in this bullshiat.  they're probably going to lose everything, and nobody will give a f*cking damn about it because hey - black people are 'lazy' right?

i'm in an overly cynical and bitter mood tonight.  probably best to ignore me.  its just that shiat like this infuriates me.  the trumpers love to crow about how pro business they are, then you see things like this happen and you just KNOW the trumpers will defend the corporation and not the farmers.

They bought the seed from a distributor not Stine seed. Why would anyone risk damaging the reputation of a multi-billion dollar business for 90k. The lawsuit has no merit, they should be suing the asshat that ripped them off.


logic has no place in this discussion. they are racist, kkk, nazi trumpsters.

/did i do that right?
/msacras
 
2018-07-11 03:58:56 AM  
Could be a conspiracy to acquire black farmers' land.  OTOH, it could be as simple as someone figuring "they're black and therefore foolish enough we can get away with selling moldy seed to them".
 
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2018-07-11 03:59:04 AM  
I guess it's just coincidence this is all happening under Trump, right?
 
2018-07-11 04:05:35 AM  

jay_bones15: zang: "The sons and daughters, the heirs of black farmers want to farm, just like the sons and daughters of white farmers."

Yeah, I remember those lazy summer days, kicking back on the tailgate with my buddies and a couple of longnecks, dreaming about how we wanted to stay in Central Bumfark for the rest of our lives growing soybeans.

My buddies and I used to dream of all sharing a "3 bedroom walk thru" (aka a bedroom, living room and sleep in kitchen) for 4k mo in the city as we toiled in a cube casket forever but we all bought farms instead.


I moved to the city and now I have my own private office with a telephone and a plant and I own my home & BMW outright, so your mileage may vary.  (I pay in property tax what I used to pay in rent though.)

/FFA alum.
 
2018-07-11 04:11:03 AM  

Runningwithscience: They bought the seed from a distributor not Stine seed.


and nobody anywhere along that entire supply and distribution chain noticed anything weird going on?

riiiiiiiiiight.
 
2018-07-11 04:17:01 AM  

SwiftFox: Could be a conspiracy to acquire black farmers' land.  OTOH, it could be as simple as someone figuring "they're black and therefore foolish enough we can get away with selling moldy seed to them".


On the gripping hand, both scenarios are racist as f*ck.
 
2018-07-11 04:23:35 AM  

zang: jay_bones15: zang: "The sons and daughters, the heirs of black farmers want to farm, just like the sons and daughters of white farmers."

Yeah, I remember those lazy summer days, kicking back on the tailgate with my buddies and a couple of longnecks, dreaming about how we wanted to stay in Central Bumfark for the rest of our lives growing soybeans.

My buddies and I used to dream of all sharing a "3 bedroom walk thru" (aka a bedroom, living room and sleep in kitchen) for 4k mo in the city as we toiled in a cube casket forever but we all bought farms instead.

I moved to the city and now I have my own private office with a telephone and a plant and I own my home & BMW outright, so your mileage may vary.  (I pay in property tax what I used to pay in rent though.)

/FFA alum.


Whats your point braggart? I don't actually live in a city or a farm, I was merely deconstructing your obtuse suggestion that everyone growing soybeans on a farm in "central bumfark" is wasting his or her life.
 
2018-07-11 04:30:29 AM  

Weaver95: Runningwithscience: They bought the seed from a distributor not Stine seed.

and nobody anywhere along that entire supply and distribution chain noticed anything weird going on?

riiiiiiiiiight.


The suit alleges that black farmers who attended the 67th Annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in March of last year bought more than $100,000 worth of Stine seeds. But the "certified" seeds the growers had paid for were switched with inferior ones at a warehouse near Sledge, Mississippi, according to the suit.
 
2018-07-11 04:36:22 AM  

What_Would_Jimi_Do: Runningwithscience: Weaver95: The tests revealed the black farmers had not been given the quality "certified" Stine seeds for which they had paid.

that company is going to spend every last dime of the money they took from those farmers to fight them in court...and when its all done and over with and they lose....there wont' be anything left.  this plus Donny's trade war(s) is going to gut the farmers who got caught up in this bullshiat.  they're probably going to lose everything, and nobody will give a f*cking damn about it because hey - black people are 'lazy' right?

i'm in an overly cynical and bitter mood tonight.  probably best to ignore me.  its just that shiat like this infuriates me.  the trumpers love to crow about how pro business they are, then you see things like this happen and you just KNOW the trumpers will defend the corporation and not the farmers.

They bought the seed from a distributor not Stine seed. Why would anyone risk damaging the reputation of a multi-billion dollar business for 90k. The lawsuit has no merit, they should be suing the asshat that ripped them off.

logic has no place in this discussion. they are racist, kkk, nazi trumpsters.

/did i do that right?
/msacras


The suit alleges that black farmers who attended the 67th Annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in March of last year bought more than $100,000 worth of Stine seeds. But the "certified" seeds the growers had paid for were switched with inferior ones at a warehouse near Sledge, Mississippi, according to the suit.
Like I said sue the asshat that farked you.
 
2018-07-11 04:41:16 AM  

Runningwithscience: Weaver95: Runningwithscience: They bought the seed from a distributor not Stine seed.

and nobody anywhere along that entire supply and distribution chain noticed anything weird going on?

riiiiiiiiiight.

The suit alleges that black farmers who attended the 67th Annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in March of last year bought more than $100,000 worth of Stine seeds. But the "certified" seeds the growers had paid for were switched with inferior ones at a warehouse near Sledge, Mississippi, according to the suit.


Makes me wonder whether the gin show just happened to be a black gettogether and the assholes in Sledge did it just to make bank.

/Drove through there once on 55 just cuz
//Not a whole lot going on, and maybe two brain cells to rub together
 
2018-07-11 04:42:44 AM  

Stibium: Runningwithscience: Weaver95: Runningwithscience: They bought the seed from a distributor not Stine seed.

and nobody anywhere along that entire supply and distribution chain noticed anything weird going on?

riiiiiiiiiight.

The suit alleges that black farmers who attended the 67th Annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in March of last year bought more than $100,000 worth of Stine seeds. But the "certified" seeds the growers had paid for were switched with inferior ones at a warehouse near Sledge, Mississippi, according to the suit.

Makes me wonder whether the gin show just happened to be a black gettogether and the assholes in Sledge did it just to make bank.

/Drove through there once on 55 just cuz
//Not a whole lot going on, and maybe two brain cells to rub together


Hwy 51, ftfm. I-55 runs parallel and I get them mixed up sometimes.
 
2018-07-11 04:44:47 AM  

common sense is an oxymoron: SwiftFox: Could be a conspiracy to acquire black farmers' land.  OTOH, it could be as simple as someone figuring "they're black and therefore foolish enough we can get away with selling moldy seed to them".

On the gripping hand, both scenarios are racist as f*ck.


Yep.  The conspiracy theory has a lot better press value though, I'm not sure why they would think it that instead of the other simple thievery otherwise.
 
2018-07-11 04:46:16 AM  

SwiftFox: common sense is an oxymoron: SwiftFox: Could be a conspiracy to acquire black farmers' land.  OTOH, it could be as simple as someone figuring "they're black and therefore foolish enough we can get away with selling moldy seed to them".

On the gripping hand, both scenarios are racist as f*ck.

Yep.  The conspiracy theory has a lot better press value though, I'm not sure why they would think it that instead of the other simple thievery otherwise.


Geee, I wonder why black farmers in the delta would ever think the white man is out to get them...
 
2018-07-11 04:48:18 AM  

Runningwithscience: What_Would_Jimi_Do: Runningwithscience: Weaver95: The tests revealed the black farmers had not been given the quality "certified" Stine seeds for which they had paid.

that company is going to spend every last dime of the money they took from those farmers to fight them in court...and when its all done and over with and they lose....there wont' be anything left.  this plus Donny's trade war(s) is going to gut the farmers who got caught up in this bullshiat.  they're probably going to lose everything, and nobody will give a f*cking damn about it because hey - black people are 'lazy' right?

i'm in an overly cynical and bitter mood tonight.  probably best to ignore me.  its just that shiat like this infuriates me.  the trumpers love to crow about how pro business they are, then you see things like this happen and you just KNOW the trumpers will defend the corporation and not the farmers.

They bought the seed from a distributor not Stine seed. Why would anyone risk damaging the reputation of a multi-billion dollar business for 90k. The lawsuit has no merit, they should be suing the asshat that ripped them off.

logic has no place in this discussion. they are racist, kkk, nazi trumpsters.

/did i do that right?
/msacras

The suit alleges that black farmers who attended the 67th Annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in March of last year bought more than $100,000 worth of Stine seeds. But the "certified" seeds the growers had paid for were switched with inferior ones at a warehouse near Sledge, Mississippi, according to the suit.
Like I said sue the asshat that farked you.


The "asshat" was a Stine Seed employee according to the lawsuit.
 
2018-07-11 04:58:50 AM  

Runningwithscience: But the "certified" seeds the growers had paid for were switched with inferior ones at a warehouse near Sledge, Mississippi, according to the suit.


would that be the Stien warehouse perhaps?
 
2018-07-11 05:16:33 AM  
This is something that should cost the seed company dearly, as in the black farmers harmed by this seed company end up owning the seed company (if they win in court).
 
2018-07-11 05:17:46 AM  
Why the fake tag?
 
2018-07-11 05:19:47 AM  

ransack.: Why the fake tag?


Fake tag for fake seeds.
 
2018-07-11 05:26:17 AM  

ManifestDestiny: ransack.: Why the fake tag?

Fake tag for fake seeds.


Ah. Makes sense
 
2018-07-11 05:37:32 AM  

Stibium: SiriusClown: Weaver95: there are times when the english language lacks the appropriate intensity modifiers needed to properly express the levels of rage I'm feeling.

English is one of, if the most, sophisticated languages to use multiple variations of anything to describe anything. You're limited if you can't find the synonyms. Antonyms. Or verbiage need to express yourself.

While that may be true, Weaver is describing what I feel sometimes. Essentially the word hasn't been invented or cast into a form suitable to convey such emotion.


Have you tried "Belgium" or is even that not harsh enough?

/Kidding of course, I also can't articulate how disgusted I am with the world sometimes.
 
2018-07-11 05:48:16 AM  
Huh, thought this would be about Africa when the white man was stealing the land in the "good old times"

But no, modern day America
 
2018-07-11 05:48:50 AM  

CRtwenty: The "asshat" was a Stine Seed employee according to the lawsuit.


Well, that's inconvenient to the theory, so we'll ignore that.
 
2018-07-11 05:49:18 AM  

Weaver95: Runningwithscience: But the "certified" seeds the growers had paid for were switched with inferior ones at a warehouse near Sledge, Mississippi, according to the suit.

would that be the Stien warehouse perhaps?


There is no Stine Seed Company located in Mississippi. I'm sticking with local seed distributor scams farmers.
 
2018-07-11 05:50:05 AM  
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2018-07-11 05:50:12 AM  
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2018-07-11 05:56:52 AM  
They were sold harvested hybrid seed not planting seed and the Stine distributor is most likely the culprit, not the company.

He probably went to a storage elevator and filled Stine seed storage units with last year's harvested crop, which always has a very low yield.
 
2018-07-11 06:21:12 AM  

jgilb: They were sold harvested hybrid seed not planting seed and the Stine distributor is most likely the culprit, not the company.

He probably went to a storage elevator and filled Stine seed storage units with last year's harvested crop, which always has a very low yield.


^^^THIS^^^
Stine needs to pay these guys off and go after this "distributor" for everything he owns.
 
2018-07-11 06:31:47 AM  

Weaver95: there are times when the english language lacks the appropriate intensity modifiers needed to properly express the levels of rage I'm feeling.


So you're having a typical day, afternoon, evening, and/or sleeping hours.
 
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